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  • Title: Band Of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
  • Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
  • ISBN: 9780743216456
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Paperback
  • As good a rifle company as any, Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, US Army, kept getting tough assignments responsible for everything from parachuting into France early DDay morning to the capture of Hitler s Eagle s Nest at Berchtesgaden In Band of Brothers, Ambrose tells of the men in this brave unit who fought, went hungry, froze died, a company that tookAs good a rifle company as any, Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, US Army, kept getting tough assignments responsible for everything from parachuting into France early DDay morning to the capture of Hitler s Eagle s Nest at Berchtesgaden In Band of Brothers, Ambrose tells of the men in this brave unit who fought, went hungry, froze died, a company that took 150% casualties considered the Purple Heart a badge of office Drawing on hours of interviews with survivors as well as the soldiers journals letters, Stephen Ambrose recounts the stories, often in the men s own words, of these American heroes.Foreword We wanted those wings Camp Toccoa, 7 12 42 Stand up hook up Benning, Mackall, Bragg, Shanks, 12 42 9 43 Duties of the latrine orderly Aldbourne, 9 43 3 44 Look out, Hitler Here we come Slapton Sands, Uppottery, 4 1 6 5 44 Follow me Normandy, 6 6 44 Move out Carentan, 6 7 7 12 44Healing wounds scrubbed missions Aldbourne, 7 13 9 16 44 Hell s highway Holland, 9 17 10 1 44Island Holland, 10 2 11 25 44Resting, recovering refitting Mourmelon le Grand, 11 26 12 18 44 They got us surrounded the poor bastards Bastogne, 12 19 31 44Breaking point Bastogne, 1 1 13 45 Attack Noville, 1 14 17 45Patrol Haguenau, 1 18 2 23 45 Best feeling in the world Mourmelon, 2 25 4 2 45Getting to know the enemy Germany, 4 2 30 45Drinking Hitler s champagne Berchtesgaden, 5 1 8 45Soldier s dream life Austria, 5 8 7 31 45Postwar careers 1945 91Acknowledgments SourcesIndex
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    1. As a history lover, and as someone who loves not getting flamed on , I am loathe to say what I am about to say However, as someone who finds it impossible not to say what I feel like saying, I ll just go ahead and say it I don t like Stephen Ambrose No, no, no Not like that I didn t know him personally, but he seemed like a nice man, a good husband and father Moreover, he did History an incredible service by collecting the stories of ordinary men The living memory of World War II is fading fast, [...]

    2. Little good comes from war, however it does tend to create heros and leaders and show people how to love and depend upon their comrades The bonds built upon the catastrophic ruin that was World War II is the basis of Stephen E Ambrose s Band of Brothers.After watching the television miniseries a couple times through and really enjoying it for its humanity, I thought it was time I gave the book a go There isn t much difference between the two The timeline and events depicted in the series stay fa [...]

    3. This was so good Two thumbs up and a booya I d give it 6 stars if I could I saw the HBO series and loved it so I decided to read the book The book was great too because it gave information on the war and the men involved If you have not seen the series, watch it Then you can call me and tell me how awesome I am for recommending it to you The really great thing about the show and the book is that it is not all about war It is the very accurately true story about the men of E company and the bond [...]

    4. Rare indeed are the occasions in which I am forced to proclaim an adaptation of the source material to be not just superior, but vastly so And here we are, with me feeling duty bound do do exactly that Paratroopers of Easy Company, in the square of Sainte Marie du Mont, Normandy June 7, 1944 Let me be frank right at the start Ambrose s deficiencies on display as both a writer and historian are truly baffling to behold, and become glaringly obvious once one manages to detach these from the admitt [...]

    5. How many historians does it take to write a bad book that translates into a great TV series While the deeds on Easy Company, encompassing the most famous American battles in the ETO, are a goldmine, mr ambrose fails to preserve the thrill in print The participants don t come to life, even tough they are introduced with the standard sort of pre war bio in the body of the text and rounded up with a post war bio The heat of battle, ironically, is only felt in the icy cold of an Ardennes winter What [...]

    6. The last few chapters were truly unbearable in their intensity As the soldiers discover for the first time what the real cost and cruelties of the war they fought was, we too are forced to try and understand this unimaginable thing called war that can never be understood even by the ones that fought in it, let alone by posterity looking back.There are some things in life that can only ever be expressed in one way silence a deep and anguished silence that cries primievally in disbeilieving defian [...]

    7. Ambrose s Band of Brothers is probably the best ever true WW2 novel I have ever read It makes an excellent vacation read for those who enjoy this genre It deals with the individual men of Easy Company, 506 PIR, 101st Airbourne Division Through Ambrose s portrayal of the men s lives and ordeals he shows how a group of men become not just pals, but brothers we see the formation of the company through training then on to D Day, Holland, Bastogne, Germany and Austria The ending of the novel Not to g [...]

    8. FINAL REVIEW I was a little forgiving early but it got too much I have just had to write about a few of the many absurdities of this book 130 pages in and will finish this but if it does not improve it will be lucky to get a 2 star rating This author called the German soldiers Jerry, babbled about the British army taking tea and attempted to put on a affected accent On page 172 it reads The Germans managed to achieve surprise on a scale comparable with Barbarossa in June 1941 or Pearl Harbour Or [...]

    9. I m shocked to learn that Ambroses taught history The military history analysis is pretty poor to appalling He s good when he talks about Easy Company and relates stories Though he states that the book is very much a group effort with the men from E Company, so how much of that credit goes to them is anybody s guess, and some events were anonymised and possibly left out to protect people Whenever he attempts military analysis of the actual way battles, his thoughtless MURRIKA propaganda grates l [...]

    10. AMAZING I was cold when they were cold, tired with them, hungry with them, and relieved when they left the front lines I felt like I was there the entire time and could not stop turning the pages A historical, true, and educational book Very insightful as to war and the minds of soldiers Lots of specific military movements, language, and actions And, of course, violent, bloody, and most everyone dies either in war or in old age.

    11. If you want a good summary of E Company s experience in WW2 that also follows the HBO series fairly closely, this is an interesting, not overly tactical read Though, you should be warned that Ambrose editorializes quite a bit throughout the book, e.g because we were a democracy, we had better trained soliders and won the war and so forth Statements like that smack a bit of triumphalism to me.It s also very coarse prose no elegantly written passages in Band of Brothers In fact, there are quite a [...]

    12. Just the stories told in this book made it really superb It might be one of the best accounts on WWII Might be it is, but for the annoying comments of Ambrose at every chapter, reminding the reader that they US won because the democratic soldier had the moral superiority over the German Nazi soldier So, it is difficult to rate it properly.To win a war or a battle has nothing to do with moral righteousness.The book will be among the best on WWI if you skip Ambrose s comments on every chapter It i [...]

    13. Steven Ambrose spent 45 years as a history professor, making him particularly qualified to write such a hefty book it s exhaustively researched with each of the soldiers who appear in it extensively interviewed, possibly to the point of interrogation, about even the smallest of memories in their time as American warriors.The book focuses primarily on the men of Easy Company from their training, the bonds that they form, even as they become overwhelmed with one battle after the next, to their fin [...]

    14. I have always been fascinated by WW2 Not because of all the fights and deaths but because it was a struggle in which men around the world came together and fought on against all odds Band of Brothers tells the story of Easy Company of the 101 first airborne, of men in their own words, idiots who jump out of a perfectly good airplane The HBO mini series based on the book led me to this wonderful piece of treasure Stephen Ambrose collected stories from many surviving Easy Company men and wrote an [...]

    15. For a history book Band of Brothers is very well written It is easy for a non military buff to understand and Ambrose does a great job of bringing the men of Easy to life It s difficult for me to rate the book impartially because I have already fallen in love with the mini series Parts of the book were probably easier to understand because I had the series as a background The one complaint I had was that, when describing military position and combat details, Ambrose often slips into a slightly b [...]

    16. Book on CD read by Collin SmithThe subtitle is all the synopsis anyone needs E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler s Eagle s Nest.Ambrose chose one unit and followed the men of that unit through their years of training, and combat during World War II He profiles the officers and enlisted men alike, showing their reactions to training, to the regimented lifestyle the military requires, to combat, and to each other In this way, the reader experiences the boredom of rout [...]

    17. Let Me Stay in My Comfortable Life of FreedomTom Hanks captivated me with his performance in Saving Private Ryan, which starts out with a group of soldiers approaching Omaha Beach They are trembling and shaking and puking Then the door drops Then the shit goes down Then my heart is ever captivated by the heroes of World War 2 I watched this first in surround sound and I cussed so badly my friend protested It changed my life I couldn t believe this had really happened Stephen Ambrose, the author [...]

    18. Swithered between 3 and 4 stars for this Subject matter was enthralling and these guys really were heroes several times over I did find the last chapter on what they did post war particularly interesting and not something that you typically get in a WW2 book.However, I ve opted for 3 stars as I was bit disappointed as I had such high expectations for this found the writing not as great as it could have been with too much detail in some cases and not enough in others Also there were so many diffe [...]

    19. I think many if not most will be familiar with this book as it s not only been around a while, sold well and gotten a lot of notice it s also the inspiration behind a TV edition Here we get the story of Easy E company of the 506th PIR of the 101 Air Borne Division told by Mr Ambrose through remembrances of surviving members it s a highly interesting book giving the story history of the outfit along with a slice of the everyday war Things are related with the dirt still on The men, the officers f [...]

    20. Just so you know, this author was accused of plagiarism It s important that you know this.Slate Article.And not possibly made a mistake type either see Fareed Zakaria Ambrose did it than once.Knowing that fact is important, regardless of how you view the book.

    21. One of my favorite tv shows and books I had this book on my tbr stack and decided to get reading it I have always been interested in the band of brothers and their story This book was really good and nothing I write will do it justice.

    22. I know this is the vaguest, most non descript way to begin a review, butis book is amazing A diligent researcher, Ambrose sifted through historical evidence and spoke with family members and, when still possible, the troops themselves which is an invaluable addition to the book to humanize the story and tell it as accurately as possible It s an incredible story to hear, and while I would never say it s like you re actually there, Ambrose does as good of a job as any in making you feel the cold, [...]

    23. Habr a sido perfecto si el autor no hubiera intercalado opiniones personales sobre algunas operaciones de la guerra, a mi parecer, rompen un poco con el esp ritu de la cr nica De resto, excelente.

    24. From this day to the ending of the world, we in it shall be remembered We lucky few, we band of brothers For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother Shakespeare Henry V Membaca buku dan menonton sebuah film memang dua kegiatan berbeda Namun untuk buku dan film tentang Easy Company 2 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne ini bisa dibilang saling melengkapi.Ambilah cerita tentang pertempuran merebut meriam Jerman di Br court Manor setelah Letnan Winters berhasil menggabungkan diri dengan [...]

    25. There s some serious jingoism going on here which is to be expected from Stephen E Ambrose s histories but I am okay with that because I know that is who he is before going into any of his books Besides, he is an historian who can actually write but a recognition of that jingoism doesn t take away from the sheer mind blowing impressiveness of what Easy Company accomplished in WWII and their too good to be true, Hollywood style amazingness is best summed up in the career of Major Richard Dick Win [...]

    26. For someone who is new to reading military history and WWII this is an entertaining read As the title implies, the author focuses around the men of Easy Company of the 101st Airborne and describes the war from their perspective The book is full of grimy details that serve to anchor the horrific reality of war into the minds of civilians far removed from conflict.Ambrose is largely unconcerned with many of the questions historians ask Instead, he asks the questions of a biographer Causes for conf [...]

    27. This book was just not worth the hype in the end, and in my opinion the fault lies solely with the author Like many others who had seen the Band of Brothers HBO miniseries which was really excellent , I naturally turned to the book, hoping for insights I was disappointed I m necessarily saying the miniseries was accurate than the book, because it had its mistakes, but I felt that it managed to convey the stories of the men of the 101st much better Perhaps it was the medium Ambrose suffered fro [...]

    28. Amazing This book details an Paratrooper division that was involved in many key battles during WWII in Europe It gave an outstanding account of the hardship these soldiers suffered It was sufficiently graphic to realistically explain the horrors of war but was not over the top Sometimes I had a hard time following where the men were and what they were doing I also didn t understand all the army acronyms used in this book to describe the chain of command.

    29. A classic due to the mini TV series based on this book Having seen the TV series first and not having read up on the differences between them TV series contains material I expected this one to be detailed than it was However it is still an interesting book and worth the read.

    30. Stephen Ambrose or whoever wrote the material he used relates the history of Easy Company 506 PIR from Camp Toccoa where they were trained to Berchtesgaden at the war s end and how they remained close after the war despite the geographical separation Though no great stylist, Ambrose or whoever moves the story along easily and clearly That s the good news.The bad news is that, 1 He plays fast and loose with the facts For example he says that Fritz Niland was not immediately pulled off the line wh [...]

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